A letter allegedly written by infamous plane hijacker D.B. Cooper was recently released, and appears to indicate he may have survived his 1971 crime.
— SFGate (@SFGate) November 19, 2017
The FBI closed the investigation into Cooper’s famous plane hijacking in the summer of 2016, but it still remains a captivating story.
Cooper, whose real identity is still unknown, hijacked Northwest Orient Airlines flight #305. He proceeded to force the plane to land, gathered $200,000 in cash, forced the plane back into the air and then parachuted over the great Northwest. He was never seen again, and his identity has fascinated and intrigued people for decades. The FBI even compiled a list of 800 different suspects, but none were deemed to be Cooper.
This letter is a game changer if it’s authentic. Lots of people have speculated that Cooper didn’t survive the parachuting or died from exposure to the elements.
The hijacking happened nearly 50 years ago, but people are still giving it tons of attention. I don’t that’s likely to change anytime soon.